Playboy Magazine Back Issue - September 1977
Playboy September 1977 Magazine |
Volume 24 Issue # 9 COVER STORY
This month's cover, designed by Senior Art Director Tom Staebler and photographed
by Paul Gremmler, features three Playmates who really didn't need the extra
padding: Denise Michele, Hope Olson and Lisa Sohm. Readers who remember our
Playmates-onbaseball-cards cover and pictorial last October will recognize the
touch of Staebler, who is an ardent campaigner for equal opportunity in sports.
11 THE WORLD OF PLAYBOY
15 DEAR PLAYBOY
21 PLAYBOY AFTER HOURS
Dan Carlinsky surveys the current crop of get-rich-quick publications.
Back to the Beatles; Galway makes flute magic.
New York, New York, The Deep, Outlaw Blues, Orca, MacArthur reviewed.
Police Story's Joseph Wambaugh tells Hollywood what he thinks of it.
43 DINING & DRINKING
For Sherlock Holmes freaks, new watering spots.
44 STUDENT RIGHTS TO A FREE PRESS NAT HENTOFF
As far as free speech goes, the distance between The Washington Post and a high
school newspaper is like the distance between Berkeley and Moscow.
45 A MAN'S GOTTA CHEW D KEITH MANO
A pleasure once appreciated mostly by baseball players and good ole boys now
has growing numbers of Americans spitting every ten seconds.
49 THE PLAYBOY ADVISOR
55 PLAYBOY SEX POLL ... HOWARD SMITH and BRIAN VAN DER HORST
Both men and women are asked the burning question of the century: Does size
make a difference?
59 THE PLAYBOY FORUM
69 PLAYBOY INTERVIEW: JAMES EARL RAY—candid conversation
The man convicted of killing Martin Luther King, Jr., gives his version of events
and—for the first time anywhere—talks about his daring escape.
90 DOWN THE SEINE AND UP THE POTOMAC—humor.. ART BUCHWALD
Ever wonder who's controlled our country's destiny since World War Two? Our
immodest author supplies the answer.
95 PYRAMID POWER—article JOHN HUGHES
Will this ancient shape sharpen razor blades, cure impotence and fallen arches?
Now conduct your own consumer test with our do-it-yourself model.
99 PLAYMATE'S PROGRESS—pictorial
Jean Manson has proved that beauty and talent are not mutually exclusive. Her
singing career has vaulted her to the top of European record charts with three
consecutive hit singles.
106 SPIRO AGNEW LOOKS FOR A GOOD TIME—article. . AARON LATHAM
In which our former Vice-President, while searching for night life in Rome,
provides conclusive evidence that he, at least, is no effete intellectual snob.
109 A MOON IN JUNE—fiction LOYD LITTLE
Remember when you were alone with a girl on a warm summer night, and the sight
of a full moon gave you both butterflies in the stomach? Here's why.
112 THE BELLE OF BEAUMONT—playboy's playmate of the month
Debra Jo Fondren suspects she may have been a large animal in a previous incarnation
and she has the golden mane to prove it.
126 PLAYBOY'S PARTY JOKES—humor
129 BACK TO CAMPUS—attire DAVID PLATT
There's a definite swing toward conservatism, which is why we give you words
and pictures on How to Fit a Suit in our back-to-college wardrobe review.
135 EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT AMERICAN PUBLIC OPINION (BUT
ONLY PLAYBOY WOULD ASK)—article
PLAYBOY commissioned a national poll that answers such questions as whether
or not most husbands would divorce their wives.
138 GIRLS OF THE BIG TEN—pictorial
A loving look at the ladies all those football players are fighting for.
150 BEGGARMAN, THIEF—fiction IRWIN SHAW
The first of two parts of what the creator of Rich Man, Poor Man says happened
to the Jordaches (not to be confused with what you saw on TV). For starters,
Billy's into terrorism.
155 PLAYBOY'S PIGSKIN PREVIEW—sports ANSON MOUNT
Our peerless prophet puts his fearsome reputation on the line one more time
with picks for the collegiate grid season.
159 JUG TIME—drink EMANUEL GREENBERG
In which a nice pair of jugs is not what you think.
160 CAMPING OUT—article JAY CRONLEY
Some yearn for the great outdoors; others itch for the less perilous indoors.
163 THE CUNNING WIFE—ribald classic
166 PLAYBOY FUNNIES—humor
198 THINK TANK
Fast-paced information on managing, Laetrile and converting to coal.
208 PLAYBOY POTPOURRI
215 PLAYBOY'S PIPELINE
Concorde briefing,"eye care, fuel-saving tips, choosing a lawyer.
239 PLAYBOY ON THE SCENE
Storage units, Polaroid's movie camera, Fred Segal's clothing empire.